The two people who allegedly stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night now face burglary and other charges, according to police.
Patrick Schuman, 30, and Krista Hartle, 34, made preliminary court appearances Tuesday morning, according to Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Det. Tracy Jennings. Hartle was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of burglary. Her bond was set at $45,000. Schuman was charged with one count of burglary and one count of aggravated battery. His bond was set at $20,000.
According to an incident report, Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Mumau responded to a report of a stabbing just after
7 p.m. in the 100 block of Perry Drive and found Michael Saylor, 23, lying on the floor, suffering from multiple stab wounds to his back.
According to the report, the victim’s mother, who was in her bedroom when the stabbing occurred, heard what she thought was someone breaking in. In the living room, she saw Saylor and a man fighting. A woman wielding a knife also was in the room.
Saylor’s mother told the deputy she tried to keep the woman away from Saylor, but alleged that the woman threatened her and said, “If you come at me, I will kill you.”
The mother said she backed away when she saw the knife.
According to the mother’s statement, the woman — later identified as Hartle — allegedly darted into the fight between the two men and stabbed Saylor. The mother told the officer she grabbed Hartle around the neck and pulled her off. Another person at the home told the officer he grabbed the knife from Hartle while the mother pulled her out of the room.
Both Hartle and the man who allegedly fought with Saylor, later identified as Schuman, left in a black Toyota Highlander that eventually was stopped by officers from the Richmond Hill Police Department and Georgia State Patrol on I-95 in Bryan County.
When officers stopped them, a 12-year-old girl was discovered in the vehicle. The girl’s grandmother picked her up at the Richmond Hill Police Department.
Hartle was taken to the Liberty County Jail by GSP Trooper Robert Balkcom. Schuman was taken by LCSO Deputy Frank McClelland.
Saylor was flown to a Savannah hospital by helicopter. His condition was unknown at press time.
Jennings said the fight stemmed from a disagreement between the parties earlier in Bryan County that is being investigated.